Love Guacamole and Layered Dips? Think again. Food Recall.

Effective August 12, 2011, FDA announced that ready -made layered dips containing guacamole manufactured by Fresh Food Concepts, Inc. were voluntarily recalled.  I read that the avocado that was used to make the guacamole contained an organism called Listeria Monocytogenes.  

What is Listeria Monocytogenses?

This organism has fatality rates exceeding Salmonella.   It affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. Other healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms, such as high fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.  The infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

This organism is found in soil and water; therefore, it often affects animals and a variety of uncooked raw materials. While searching further,  I found out that unlike most bacteria, Listeria Monocytogense bacteria could grow and multiply in some foods in the refrigerator.  Yikes!

What are the affected products?

Apparently, Fresh Food Concepts, Inc. manufactured several brands of layered dips.  The following is list of product description with the UPC codes and Use By date codes.  The products have been distributed nationally and Canada.  They are sold in grocery stores and membership only  retail warehouse clubs.


Product DescriptionUPC CodeUse By date code
Fresh Food Concepts 5 Layer Dip, 32 oz29358-1127209/16/11 and before
Delicioso 5 Layer Dip, 15 oz29358-1222909/16/11 and before
Delicioso 5 Layer Dip, 30 oz29358-1223009/16/11 and before
Rojo’s Ultimate 7 Layer Dip, 36 oz35196-4416209/16/11 and before
Fresh Food Concepts 5 Layer Dip, 16 oz35196-4421609/16/11 and before
Rojo’s Supreme 6 Layer Dip, 44 oz47502-4418009/16/11 and before
Rojo’s 6 Layer Dip, 44 oz47502-4418509/16/11 and before
Rojo’s 6 Layer Dip, 44 oz47502-4418909/16/11 and before
Fresh Food Concepts 5 Layer Dip, 454 g35196-4421409/16/11 and before
Signature Café 6 Layer Dip, 15 oz21130-0619109/16/11 and before
Signature Café 6 Layer Dip, 30 oz21130-0619209/16/11 and before
Signature Café 6 Layer Dip, 425 g58200-0603409/16/11 and before
Signature Café 6 Layer Dip, 850 g58200-0603209/16/11 and before

If you have purchased the recalled products,  the FDA urged you to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or destroy it. 

The company contact number is 1-714-562-5000 ext 134, Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT.

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Veronica is a working mom who operates with a dash of technology, a pinch of positive mind, a dust of joy, and a chocolate bar. Veronica blogged for AkronOhioMoms from 2010-2012.
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